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LTE-Advanced Pro: Gigabit 4G, Anyone?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2016

Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.

AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.

New Qualcomm Chip Promises 'Gigabit' 4G
News Analysis | 2/12/2016

But you need a compatible smartphone and network to really make it happen.

Nokia's Suri Goes on the Defensive
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Will Nokia's margins hold up as it absorbs the Alcatel-Lucent business?

Is 2016 the Year TiVo Gets Acquired?
MariNation | 2/11/2016

Rumor is that suitors are circling again, and TiVo has reason to consider their proposals.

Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray | 2/11/2016

There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…

All Change in Video
LRTV Documentaries | 2/11/2016

At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.

Nokia, AlcaLu Steady Ship on Costs Before Tie-Up
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Nokia warns of tough conditions ahead but reports good progress on efficiency measures, as does Alcatel-Lucent.

Amazon, AsiaInfo Team Up to Disrupt the Telco Back Office
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

BSS challenger AsiaInfo has ported its entire billing, analytics and CRM suite into Amazon's public cloud in the belief that the telco back office of the future will be run on a software-as-a-service model, even for Tier 1s.

Eurobites: PayPal Pops Into Vodafone's Wallet
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional round: Google extends 'right to be forgotten'; snoopers' charter needs work; customers confused by bundles.

Service Provider & Cloud Help Cisco Beat Expectations
News Analysis | 2/11/2016

But a tough economy made it a challenging quarter, said CEO Chuck Robbins on a quarterly earnings call.

The Growing Power of Openness
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/10/2016

The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.

Cisco's Open Source Moves Not All Altruistic
MariNation | 2/10/2016

Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?

Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!

Andreessen Facepalms on Facebook Free Basics
Wagner’s Ring | 2/10/2016

His criticisms of India's decision to block the free Internet program went too far.

CableLabs Spawns Startup Accelerator
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

It's not your typical startup incubator.

Midco Joins DOCSIS 3.1 Parade
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Midsized US MSO becomes the latest cable operator to launch field trials of new gigabit-enabling broadband spec.

Eurobites: Denmark Dents Telenor's Q4
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria Q4 boosted by domestic market; MTN Nigeria chooses Gemalto for authentication; ADVA's 100G in Estonia.

Opera in $1.23B M&A Drama
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Mobile apps and browser specialist is being acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors, including the new owner of Grindr, for $1.2 billion.

Infoblox CEO on Perimeter Defense in 2016
Between the CEOs | 2/10/2016

In Part 2 of this CEO interview, Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, sits down with Jesper Anderson, CEO of Infoblox, to take a deep dive into security issues and how to prevent malicious cyberattacks.

Verizon to Test SpiderCloud LTE-U Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Verizon will trial SpiderCloud's dual-mode LTE-U small cells in Q3 2016.

What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 2/10/2016

Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.

AOptix Finds a Buyer for Some Radio Tech
News Analysis | 2/10/2016

Systems integrator partner of AOptix buys low-latency radio link tech for trading networks.

EE: Building a Better Mobile Broadband Brand
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2016

The growth of EE is an interesting case study in quality-oriented branding in the mobile broadband era.

Dialogic Buys Apex for Real-Time Comms
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Launching app development practice for networked, premises and cloud-based applications, including WebRTC, audio and video conferencing and more.

Live 4K TV Sports Picking Up Speed
Breznick Unbound | 2/9/2016

North American viewers with UHD sets and set-tops will now get to watch soccer, hockey and basketball games in 4K, thanks to moves by Videotron, Univision, Neulion and others.

Arbor Automates Smarter Security
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

New Spectrum platform pulls network analysis tools together into one easier-to-use system for enterprises and managed security services.

EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment
LRTV Documentaries | 2/9/2016

Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC.

Wind River Launches New vCPE Server
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Designed to give service providers and their customers the benefits of virtualized customer premises equipment with five nines of uptime.

Eurobites: BT Runs C-RAN Over Copper With G.fast
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers top footy content for free; France goes after Facebook; small cells and bus stops.

Qualcomm Spills LinkNYC's Guts
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

The kiosks going up in New York City that will provide free Wi-Fi are going to be chock full o' Qualcomm.

ItsOn Slams 'Stale' Ericsson, Huawei as It Lands Telefónica
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

The SaaS startup claims to be displacing giants such as Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in the service provider IT market.

The Data Center Dilemma
News Analysis | 2/9/2016

Telcos want to convert their legacy Central Offices to data centers, but there are environmental and business challenges to doing that.

Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
Column | 2/9/2016

In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.

Yahoo & Verizon Sitting in a Tree...
Brianiac | 2/8/2016

Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has acknowledged that Yahoo is in fact willing to consider buyout offers, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has affirmed that Verizon is in fact evaluating whether or not to buy Yahoo and combine it with AOL.

India Deals Death Blow to Facebook's Free Basics
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

Indian authorities have joined the US and Europe in passing net neutrality legislation.

It's Time to Integrate OTT Video
Breznick Unbound | 2/8/2016

Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.

CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters
Between the CEOs | 2/8/2016

Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...

Vodafone: Flexible Work Policies Boost Profits
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

Three fourths of companies across the globe offer flexible working policies, and 61% have seen their profits increase because of it, a new Vodafone survey suggests.

Eurobites: Will Big Data Change M&A Forever?
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hutchison opens up another front in M&A battles; BT finance chief steps down; Nokia touts smart service delivery.

AT&T's Chiosi: Born to Stand Out
Mentor Monday | 2/8/2016

AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret Chiosi has been standing out her whole life, and she encourages other women to do the same in the workplace.

Orange Strikes $160M Deal for Tigo DRC
News Analysis | 2/8/2016

A merger between the two companies would produce one of the country's biggest mobile operators.

IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
Column | 2/8/2016

One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.

Exclusive: It's Lights Out for AOptix
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

After 15 years in business, the hybrid radio/FSO provider has abruptly shut up shop and is selling off its assets.

WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Que Sera Sarah | 2/5/2016

This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.

Google's 5G Radio Ambitions Are Expanding
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Google is looking for more 5G experts as its interest in mmWave radio grows.

JDSU's Offspring Are Holding Their Own
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

JDSU split into two to improve focus and agility of the optical components and assurance technology businesses, and it looks like the move paid off.

Australia's 1800MHz Auction Raises $387M
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Australian operators spend $387 million to improve the coverage and quality of 4G services outside urban areas.

Cincinnati Bell Joins Weight Watchers Club
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Independent Ohio telco will become the latest US pay-TV provider to offer slimmed-down bundles to its subscribers next month.

India Operators Lash Out at 700MHz Plans
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

A government decision to auction 700MHz spectrum at high prices this year has met with a furious backlash from operators.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Blesses 3/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.

AT&T Wants to Start 5G Tests in Austin
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Ma Bell files with the FCC tp test pre-5G at 3GHz, 4Ghz, 15GHz and 28GHz.

Charter Plots Cloud Video, DOCSIS 3.1 Rollouts
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

As it anxiously awaits regulatory approval of its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts, Charter plots rollouts of cloud-based video guide and new broadband spec.

EdgeConneX Finds Its Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.

Orange Reshuffles Its Euro Exec Pack
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

French incumbent announces leadership changes in Europe.

Will Starry's Big Broadband Ambition Fall to Earth?
MariNation | 2/4/2016

Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.

Cisco Looks to Jasper Acquisition to Transform Enterprises – & Itself
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

The $1.4 billion acquisition is designed to help enterprises move from selling products to services – and Cisco wants to make the same change.

Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.

Wanted by Ericsson: IoT Patent Pals
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Ericsson executive to head up independent IoT patent licensing operation that will be open to all.

Vodafone CEO: I Want a Piece of Openreach
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Vodafone is fretting over its network position in the fast-changing UK telecom market and wants the chance to take a stake in an independent Openreach, currently part of BT.

Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah | 2/4/2016

Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.

Hutchison Offers Major Concessions to Seal 3/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Hong Kong operator promises to increase investments, reduce prices and offer attractive terms to MVNOs if regulators bless the 3/O2 deal but not everyone believes it's a good offer.

Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE' Will Benefit Current Smartphone Users Too
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Regular old smartphone users will still get a performance boost from Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE,' just not maximum speeds.

Activist Investor Latches On to Marvell
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Starboard Value, a company that specializes in packaging distressed companies for resale, has taken a 6.7% position in the troubled semiconductor designer.

Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.

Startup NFWare Takes Aim at Cisco, Juniper
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.

NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.

Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.

Comcast Earnings: A Study in Contradictions
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

The company Americans love to hate is happily taking more of their money.

Intel Closed the Gender Pay Gap in 2015
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Women at Intel now make the same as their male counterparts, a step in the right direction as the company completes year one of a five-year diversity plan.

How Data Center Outsourcing Fuels AT&T NetBond Growth
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Digital Realty is now providing data center capacity for AT&T to expand its NetBond services, just as it does for IBM, Facebook and others.

Eurobites: EU Preps for 5G With Spectrum Sort-Out
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.

Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.

Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.

CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
Between the CEOs | 2/3/2016

The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.

Marissa Mayer & the Terrible, Horrible Day
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Yahoo CEO Mayer has been resisting a sale, but had to bow to the inevitable. The company finally said it will pursue a possible sale, as it announced a loss and a layoff.

ITC Judge Rules in Favor of Cisco Against Arista
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Judge Shaw rules in favor of Cisco over Arista regarding several patents in initial decision, ITC judgement and Presidential review to follow over the next 120 days.

MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT
Shades of Ray | 2/2/2016

This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Comcast Reveals First D3.1 Gigabit Cities
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Atlanta and Nashville get first dibs on D3.1-powered gigabit service, followed by Chicago, Detroit and Miami.

Telefónica Steps Closer to Transport SDN
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.

Vodafone & Liberty Go Dutch
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Speculation that the operators might join forces has been doing the rounds for a few years and now they're in talks to combine forces in the Netherlands.

3.5GHz Startup Gets $22M for Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

CEO tells Light Reading that 3.5GHz prototype small cells are available now.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Counts Cost of Cyber Attack
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safe Harbor turbulence continues; Deutsche Telekom plans new security unit; eagles attack!!!

Did Juniper Pay 'Peanuts' for BTI?
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Sources say BTI's optical technology is unremarkable, which helped Juniper get a low price.

Aircel Implements Infobip's A2P Platform
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Aircel is hoping a deal with Infobip will spur renewed interest in its messaging services.

Google Will Accelerate Fiber, Cloud in 2016
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Google is devoting significant new capex to building out FTTH networks faster, in more cities, and is also challenging AWS in the cloud space.

DT Looks to XG.FAST as Ultra-Fast Option
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

German incumbent achieves speeds of 11 Gbit/s over short copper loops during trials with Nokia-owned Alcatel-Lucent.

Alphabet Is Serious About Google Fiber
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Here are three signs that Alphabet means business in consumer telecom.

BT Restructures, Boasts Best Quarter in 7 Years
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.

Eurobites: Regulator Casts Doubt on O2/3 Deal
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky speaks up for O2/3 deal; Nokia's patents settlement with Samsung doesn't impress investors; Telenor buys analytics firm.

Purpose Is Key to Bringing Women Into Tech
Mentor Monday | 2/1/2016

Technology for the sake of solving a problem or a purpose is what appeals to women, and that's key to bringing women into the comms industry, says Gargi Keeling of VMWare.

Equinix Looks to Future-Proof Network Through Open Computing
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.

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